NASCAR: Chase Elliott Making Guest Appearance on ‘College Gameday’

by Jonathan Howard
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With the return of college football season comes the return of College Gameday. One of the guest hosts this week will be Chase Elliott. The NASCAR driver just qualified for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. He had a great season and finished 5th in the regular-season standings. As a Georgia native, you know that he’s going to be rooting for the Bulldogs.

While there are a number of games on Saturday, the headliner is between the Georgia Bulldogs and Clemson Tigers. Both have been to the College Football Playoff in recent years, but the Tigers have championships to show for their efforts. Now, none of that matters with the new season. Although Elliott will probably choose his home state team, that decision will be difficult to make.

This season on the track, Chase Elliott has had a lot of success. He finished the season with 2021 points and came away with two wins on the season to show for it. He also finished the season with 11 top-5 finishes. Only Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, and the season champion, Kyle Larson were better. Only three points separated second from fifth.

Now, as the playoffs are about to begin, the Dawsonville, GA native will have to make a few decisions. It remains to be seen if Elliott knows his college football or if he is a more casual fan. However, fans will want to hear his pick between the Bulldogs and Tigers. The preseason No. 3 Tigers versus the No.5 Bulldogs will have a lot of impact on the playoff standings. A loss for either team is going to be a step in the wrong direction.

Chase Elliott Says ‘Go Dawgs’

As mentioned before, Chase Elliott is a Georgia native and the Bulldogs are not to be taken lightly. He already had a response to the news he would be a guest, and it is clear who he is picking in this game.

Just a simple caption to cap off a simple message. One of NASCAR’s best drivers is riding with the Dawgs to upset the Tigers. Clemson has won titles in recent years and is a 3.0 point favorite. However, anything can happen on that field. At a neutral venue in Charlotte, North Carolina, the environment should be great. While the split of the crowd is unknown, one would think it will be evenly split for the most part.

When driving behind the wheel of his Chevy, Chase Elliott has to rely heavily on gut instincts. If his gut is telling him to take the Bulldogs, then who is to say he is wrong? Perhaps Kirby Smart has his team ready to perform the upset, or Dabo Sweeny is ready to march back to the playoff for a chance at another national title. The college football season officially gets underway this weekend and there will be non-stop action all through Monday night.